The Magnetic Tree | El árbol magnético

Spain/Chile 2013, Feature film, 85’ | Director, Screenplay Isabel Ayguavives | DoP Alberto D. Centeno | Editor José Manuel Jiménez | Sound Miguel Seixo | Music Nico Casal | Cast Manuela Martelli, Andrés Gertrudix, Catalina Saavedra, Gonzalo Robles | Production DOS35 Producciones, Parox | Contact DOS35 Producciones

»The Magnetic Tree tells the simple story of someone returning to the place to which they belong – or at least to where a significant part of their memories belong – just before the place, a family country house, disappears. Perhaps after such a long time, only the memories of a shared past hold this person and his family together; memories which the family tries hard to reproduce to please their guest, or perhaps themselves, now they don’t get to see each other very often. Their encounter is both a greeting and a goodbye.« Isabel Ayguavives

Bruno returns to his country after a long absence. The country house he shared with his family as a child is now up for sale, and they all gather round to say their goodbyes. A visit to the »magnetic tree«, a strange local attraction, will stir in him sensations and longings that were almost forgotten.

Isabel Ayguavives, born 1974 in Ferrol, Spain, studied image sciences at the Complutense University of Madrid. Following that, she held various jobs in the cinema and television sector, the intention being to one day direct her own material. Since 2003, she has in fact made three short films, all of which have been screened at recognised festivals world-wide.

Isabel Ayguavives
Feature film
Debut Feature Film Competition